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January 2021

  • Jan     1? 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Jan     5 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Jan     8 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

EVENTS IN THE SKY

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Jan 6   Jan 10   Jan 20   Jan 24 

Lunar Phases this Month

Jan   6 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Jan   9 10:39 am dist. 367387 km at Perigee
Jan 13 NEW MOON
Jan 20 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON 
Jan 21 08:11 am dist. 404360 km at Apogee
Jan 28 14:16 FULL MOON

Occultations

Times are given in standard time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 01 01 04:44 Beginning of occultation of 43-gamma Cnc, (magn. = 4.66)
2021 01 01 05:24 End of occultation of 43-gamma Cnc, (magn. = 4.66)
2021 01 03 03:57 Beginning of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2021 01 03 05:16 End of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)

Meteor shower: Quadrantids 2021 01 03 02:42 Transit 08:30 ,  ZHR=120

Comets:  Current comets

Evening Sky in the west at Sunset
2021 Jan 21 08:50 Opposition of the asteroid 15 Eunomia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.559 AU; magn. = 8.5)
2021 Jan 20 Close encounter between Mars and Moon (separation 6°)
2021 Jan 20 Close encounter between Mars and Uranus (separation 1.6°)
2021 Jan 23 Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (separation 4.4°)
2021 Jan 24 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury sep.(18.6°)
2021 Jan 25 Close encounter between the Moon and M 35 (sep. 18 arc minutes)
2021 Jan 30 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA 

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
 yyyy mm dd hh:mm
2021 01 08 18:19 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 01 10 18:50 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 01 12 03:32 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 01 15 00:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 01 16 03:38 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 01 17 21:11 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 01 18 21:55 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 01 20 18:00 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 01 21 18:57 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 01 26 21:14 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 01 28 23:12 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 01 29 01:31 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini


February 2021

  • Feb     4 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Feb     8 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Feb   11 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Feb 4   Feb 13   Feb 19   Feb 27

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Feb   3 14:33 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 370116 km)
Feb   4 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Feb 11 NEW MOON
Feb 18 05:22 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 404467 km)
Feb 19 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Feb 27 FULL MOON

Comets:  Current comets

Evening Sky in the south and west

Feb 13 Moon is 4.4° left of Neptune, low in west at sunset
Feb 17 Moon is 3.5° left of Uranus
Feb 18 Moon and Mars are 3.7° separation
Feb 23 Fat Gibbous Moon is 3.9° below Pollux
Feb 24 Near Full Moon is 2.1°above M 44

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 02 01 06:02 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 06 22:56 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 09 19:45 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 11 23:37 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 12 16:34 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 02 22 17:12 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 02 26 16:08 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae


March 2021

  • Mar     2 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Mar     6 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Mar     9 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Mar 5   Mar 13   Mar 21   Mar 28

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

2021 03 02 01:19 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 365423 km)
2021 03 05 21:30 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 03 13 06:21 NEW MOON
2021 03 18 01:04 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405253 km)
2021 03 21 10:40 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 03 28 14:48 FULL MOON
2021 03 30 02:12 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 360309 km)

Occultations

Times are given in standard time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 03 02 06:22 Beginning of occultation of 74 Vir (magn. = 4.68)
2021 03 02 23:30 End of occultation of 98-kappa Vir (magn. = 4.18)
2021 03 06 04:51 Beginning of occultation of 39-omicron Oph (magn. = 5.12)
2021 03 06 06:04 End of occultation of 39-omicron Oph (magn. = 5.12)
2021 03 20 22:24 Beginning of occultation of 121 Tau (magn. = 5.37)
2021 03 20 23:30 End of occultation of 121 Tau (magn. = 5.37)

Comets:  Current comets

Evening
2021 Mar 04 Close encounter between Mars and the Pleiades, (separation 2.4°)

Morning east horizon low on horizon before sunrise, difficult
2021 Mar 06 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (27.3°)
2021 Mar 06 Close encounter between Mercury, 01.mag and Jupiter, -2 mag (separation 0.6°)

Evening
2021 Mar 19 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars, separation = 3.0°
2021 Mar 25 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus (separation 4.5°)

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 03 01 22:31 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 04 19:19 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 05 20:04 Maximum of the variable star khi Cygni
2021 03 05 21:22 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 07 16:09 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 10 16:58 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 03 10 20:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 16 05:23 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 16 06:37 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 19 03:26 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 20 05:49 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 03 20 20:34 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 03 22 00:15 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 24 21:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 26 22:58 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 03 27 17:54 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 03 31 00:11 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini


April 2021

  • Apr     7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Apr    10 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Apr    13 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Apr 4   Apr 11   Apr 20   Apr 26

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

April   4  LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
April 11  NEW MOON
April 14 13:47 Moon dist. = 406119 km  at Apogee
April 20  FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
April 26  FULL MOON
April 27 11:24 Moon dist.  357378 km at Perigee

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 04 01 02:13 Beginning of occultation of 45-lambda, 5.04 mag.
2021 04 01 02:48 End of occultation of 45-lambda Lib
2021 04 26 02:22 Beginning of occultation of 74 Vir, 4.68 mag.
2021 04 26 03:17 End of occultation of 74 Vir

Meteor Showers  April  22 03:07 Meteor shower : Lyrids

Comets:  Current comets

Morning
2021 04 03 05:46 The Moon and M 8, 1.6° separation
2021 06 05:46 The Moon and Saturn, 4.7° separation

Evening
2021 04 17 21:13 The Moon and M 35, 0.6° separation

Morning
2021 04 26 04:25 The Moon and Spica, 4.9° separation
2021 04 27 02:44 Mars and M 35, 0.5° separation
2021 04 29 04:46 The Moon and Antares, 3.7° separation

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 04 08 05:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 04 10 03:49 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 04 10 18:30 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 04 11 01:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 04 12 01:21 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 04 13 22:49 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 04 16 19:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 04 17 22:43 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 04 19 16:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 04 22 18:56 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 04 25 02:57 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 04 28 03:43 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei


May 2021

  • May     7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • May     8 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • May   11 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

May 3   May 11   May 19   May 26

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

May   3 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
May 11 NEW MOON
May 11 17:54 Moon  dist. = 406512 km at Apogee
May 19 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
May 25 21:52 Moon   dist. 357311 km at Perigee
May 26 FULL MOON (total eclipse of the Moon partly visible here)

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 05 07 05:12 Beginning of occultation of 33 Psc (magn. = 4.61)
2021 05 16 21:34 Beginning of occultation of 77-kappa Gem (magn. = 3.57)
2021 05 16 22:37 End of occultation of 77-kappa Gem (magn. = 3.57)
2021 05 20 02:00 Beginning of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2021 05 25 22:37 Beginning of occultation of 45-lambda Lib (magn. = 5.04)
2021 05 25 23:44 End of occultation of 45-lambda Lib (magn. = 5.04)

Meteor Showers

Comets:  Current comets

Morning in East before sunrise

2021 05 03 The Moon and Saturn are 4.3° apart
2021 05 04 The Moon and Jupiter are 9.5° apart
2021 05 05 Meteor shower : Eta Aquarids (50 meteors/hour at zenith)

Evening at Sunset in West

2021 05 07 Mercury (Mag -0.5) is 4° from the Pleiades, and 8° above Venus (mag -4.0)
2021 05 12 Moon and Venus 1.0° apart
2021 05 13 Moon and Mercury 2.3° apart
2021 04 15 Moon and Mars 3.0° apart
2021 05 16 Moon and the star Pollux(1.1 mag.) 3.3° apart
2021 05 17 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (21.9°)
2021 05 17 Moon and M 44 2.1° apart
2021 05 28 Mercury and Venus 0.4° apart

Morning in East before sunrise

2021 05 31 Moon and Saturn 5.3° apart

Evening at Sunset in West
2020 05 31 Mars (1.7 mag) and Pollux (1.1 mag) 5.3° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 05 01 03:43 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 05 02 07:09 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 05 04 00:32 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 05 06 21:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 05 08 04:39 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 05 08 21:18 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 05 09 18:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 05 23 19:51 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae


June 2021

  • June     7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • June     5 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • June     8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

June 2   June 10   June 17   June 24

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

June   2 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
June   7 22:27 Moon  dist. 406228 km at Apogee
June 10 NEW MOON (annular eclipse of  Sun, partly visible in TGCO-LASO)
June 17 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
June 23 05:58 Moon  dist.  359956 km at Perigee
June 24 FULL MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 06 19 22:12 End of occultation of 74 Vir (magn. = 4.68)

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Evening

2021 06 04 Venus and M 35 are 0.1° apart
2021 06 11 Moon and Venus are 3.5° apart
2021 06 13 Moon and Mars 2.4° apart
2021 06 15 Moon and Regulus 3.9° apart
2021 06 19 Moon and Spica 5.0° apart
2021 06 21 Venus and Pollux 5.0° apart
2021 06 22 Moon and Antares 4.2° apart
2021 06 22 Mars is on the right edge of M 44
2021 06 23 Mars is within the center of M 44
2021 06 24 Mars outside of M 44

Late Evening (Midnight)

2021 06 27 Moon and Saturn 4.6° apart
2021 06 28 Moon and Jupiter 10° apart , Moon and Saturn 12° apart
2021 06 28 Jupiter 19° apart from Saturn 12°(forms a nice triangle)

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 06 03 01:46 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 06 07 04:18 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 06 10 01:30 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 06 10 02:01 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 06 10 07:08 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 06 13 03:57 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 06 16 00:21 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 06 16 00:46 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 06 18 21:34 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 06 20 05:07 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 06 20 19:35 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 06 21 18:23 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 06 26 04:22 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 06 28 22:55 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae


July 2021

  • July    6 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • July   10 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • July   13 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

July 1   July 9   July 17   July 23

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

July   1 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
July   5 10:48 Moon dist. 405341 km at apogee
July   9 NEW MOON
July 17 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
July 21 06:30 Moon dist. 364521 km at perigee
July 23 FULL MOON
July 31 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 07 09 05:08 End of occultation of 27-epsilon Gem, Mebsuta, (magn. = 3.06)
2021 07 25 01:22 Beginning of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 07 25 01:35 End of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 07 28 02:11 Beginning of occultation of 30 Psc (magn. = 4.37)
2021 07 28 03:18 End of occultation of 30 Psc (magn. = 4.37)

Meteor Showers July 29 19:59 Meteor shower : S. Delta Aquarids

Comets:  Current comets

Morning before sunrise Sunrise
2021 07 08 Moon and Mercury 4.4° apart

Evening at sunset
2021 07 09 to 07 16 Venus and Mars dance around each other.
2021 07 11 Moon and Mars 5.2° apart
2021 07 12 Moon and Venus (-3.9 mag.) 6.3° apart
2021 07 12 Mars (1.8 mag.) and Venus 0.5° apart

Evening before midnight
2021 07 24 Moon and Saturn 7.0° apart
2021 07 25 Moon and Jupiter 4.8° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 07 03 05:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 05 21:13 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 07 06 02:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 06 21:56 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 07 08 23:15 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 11 20:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 11 21:29 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 07 13 01:27 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 07 20 05:41 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 07 23 00:17 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 07 24 20:03 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 07 26 04:07 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 29 00:56 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 07 31 21:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)


August 2021

  • Aug    3 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Aug    7 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Aug  10 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Aug 8   Aug 15   Aug 17   Aug 22

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Aug   2 03:35 Moon dist. 404410 km at apogee
Aug   8 NEW MOON
Aug 15 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Aug 17 05:23 Moon dist. 369124 km at perigee
Aug 22 FULL MOON
Aug 29 22:22 Moon dist. 404100 km at apogee
Aug 30 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 08 04 04:59 Beginning of occultation of 121 Tau (magn. = 5.37)
2021 08 06 05:04 Beginning of occultation of 57 Gem (magn. = 5.04)
2021 08 23 00:10 Beginning of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 08 23 01:19 End of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 08 26 04:10 Beginning of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 08 26 05:18 End of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 08 30 00:00 Beginning of occultation of 50-omega2 Tau (magn. = 4.93)
2021 08 30 00:56 End of occultation of 50-omega2 Tau (magn. = 4.93)

Meteor Showers August 12 11:17 Meteor Shower: Perseids

Comets:  Current comets

Evening Sky in the West
2021 08 02 OPPOSITION of Saturn

Evening Sky in the East
2021 08 18 Mercury and Mars = 0.1° apart

Evening Sky in the West
2021 08 19 OPPOSITION of Jupiter (in the shadow of the Earth)
2021 08 21 Moon and Jupiter 5.3° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 08 04 04:59 Beginning of occultation of 121 Tau (magn. = 5.37)
2021 08 06 05:04 Beginning of occultation of 57 Gem (magn. = 5.04)
2021 08 23 00:10 Beginning of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 08 23 01:19 End of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 08 26 04:10 Beginning of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 08 26 05:18 End of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 08 30 00:00 Beginning of occultation of 50-omega2 Tau (magn. = 4.93)
2021 08 30 00:56 End of occultation of 50-omega2 Tau (magn. = 4.93)


September 2021

  • Sep    7 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Sep  11 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Sep  14 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Sep 6   Sep 13   Sep 20   Sep 28

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Sept 06 NEW MOON
Sept 11 06:05 Moon dist. 368461 km at perigee
Sept 13 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Sept 20 FULL MOON
Sept 26 17:44 Moon dist. = 404640 km at apogee
Sept 28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

No Occultation visible from here this month.

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Morning Sky before sunrise
Sept 01 Moon and M 35 0.9° apart

Evening Sky in west at sunset
Sept 09 Moon and Venus 4.5° apart

Evening looking East
Sept 10 Opposition of the asteroid 2 Pallas mag. 8.5

Evening Sky in west at sunset
Sept 12 Moon and Antares 3.2° apart
Sept 13 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (26.6°) poor Elevation

Evening looking South
Sept 16 Moon and Saturn 5.2° apart
Sept 17 Moon and Jupiter 5.7° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 09 01 19:55 Maximum of the variable star Mira (omicron Ceti)
2021 09 03 22:34 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 09 10 01:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 09 12 21:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 09 20 00:56 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 09 22 19:53 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 09 30 00:08 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 09 30 02:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)


October 2021

  • Oct    5 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Oct    9 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Oct  12 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Oct 6   Oct 12   Oct 24   Oct 28

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Oct 06 NEW MOON
Oct 08 13:28 Moon dist. 363386 km at perigee
Oct 12 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Oct 20 FULL MOON
Oct 24 11:30 Moon dist. 405615 km at apogee
Oct 28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 10 11 21:07 Beginning of occultation of HD 167818 (magn. = 4.66)
2021 10 11 22:05 End of occultation of HD 167818 (magn. = 4.66)
2021 10 15 00:18 Beginning of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 10 15 01:04 End of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 10 19 19:25 End of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 10 24 05:31 Beginning of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)
2021 10 24 06:55 End of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)

Meteor Showers October 21 02:17 Meteor shower : Orionids

Comets:  Current comets

Evening looking southwest sky at sunset
Oct 09 Moon and Venus 2.1° apart

Evening looking south
Oct 13 Moon and Saturn 6.1° apart
Oct 14 Moon and Jupiter 7.5° apart
Oct 21 02:17 Meteor shower : Orionids (20 meteors/hour at zenith)

Evening looking east
Oct 23 21:01 Moon and Aldebaran 5.5° apart

Morning looking East before sunrise
Oct 25 00:00 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (18.3°) High Good

Evening looking south west at sunset
Oct 29 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Venus (46.9°) Low

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 10 02 23:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 05 20:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 06 03:18 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 07 04:24 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 09 20:33 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 16 20:52 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 20 00:08 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 20 04:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 23 01:14 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 25 22:02 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 28 18:51 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 30 03:42 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini


November 2021

  • Nov    2 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Nov    6 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Nov    9 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Nov 4   Nov 11   Nov 19   Nov 27

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Nov 04 16:15 NEW MOON
Nov 05 17:23 Moon dist. 358843 km at perigee
Nov 11 07:46 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Nov 19 03:58 FULL MOON partial eclipse of the Moon visible in NEPA
Nov 20 21:14 Moon dist. 406279 km at apogee
Nov 27 07:28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 11 03 14:43 Beginning of occultation of Mercury (magn. = -0.84)
2021 11 03 15:37 End of occultation of Mercury (magn. = -0.84)
2021 11 09 17:25 End of occultation of 60 Sgr (magn. = 4.84)
2021 11 12 19:49 Beginning of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 11 12 20:08 End of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 11 19 23:25 Beginning of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2021 11 20 00:35 End of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2021 11 20 03:31 Beginning of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27)
2021 11 20 04:31 End of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Western daylight sky right of the Sun, thin crescent Moon
2021 11 03 14:43 Beginning of occultation of Mercury Not visible
2021 11 03 15:37 End of occultation of Mercury Daylight Not visible

Evening in East
2021 11 04 OPPOSITION of Uranus

Evening looking south
2021 11 10 Moon and Saturn 6.0° apart
2021 11 11 Moon and Jupiter 5.1° apart

Evening in East
2021 11 23 Moon and Pollux 3.0° apart
2021 11 27 Opposition of Ceres magn. = 7.0

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 11 01 22:15 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 11 12 01:55 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 14 22:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 17 19:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 18 00:38 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 11 28 18:13 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei


December 2021

  • Dec    7 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Dec  11 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Dec 4   Dec 10   Dec 18   Dec 26

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Dec 04 NEW MOON (total eclipse of the Sun not visible in TGCO-LASO)
Dec 04 05:01 Moon dist. 356794 km at perigee
Dec 10 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Dec 17 21:16 Moon dist. 406320 km at apogee
Dec 18 FULL MOON
Dec 26 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

None Visible

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Evening looking west at sunset
Nov 06 Moon and Venus 3.5° apart
Nov 07 Moon and Saturn 5.7° apart
Nov 08 Moon and Jupiter 7.3° apart

Evening after midnight
Nov 21 Moon and Pollux 2.9° apart
Nov 24 Moon and Regulus 4.4° apart

Evening looking west at sunset
Nov 28 Mercury and Venus 4.2° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 12 02 04:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 04 04:01 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 05 01:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 07 22:16 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 09 17:59 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 10 19:05 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 14 04:31 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 12 14 21:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 19 21:35 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 20 06:24 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 22 06:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 25 03:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 27 23:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 30 01:10 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 30 20:48 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 30 23:59 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

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